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Fort Worth, Texas, U.S - Like many airline operators around the world, American Airlines expedited the retirement of some older, less fuel-efficient planes from its fleet earlier than initially planned due to the lack of demand for air travel after the global outbreak. 

"As flying schedules and aircraft needs are fine-tuned during this period of record-low demand, American will take the unique step of retiring a total of five aircraft types," 

the airline said in a recent press release.

The airline already retired the Embraer E190 and Boeing 767 fleets, which were originally scheduled to retire by the end of 2020. The airline has also accelerated the retirement of its Boeing 757s and Airbus A330-300s. Additionally, American is retiring 19 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft operated by PSA Airlines.


"These changes remove operating complexity and will bring forward cost savings and efficiencies associated with operating fewer aircraft types. It will also help American focus on flying more advanced aircraft as we continue receiving new deliveries of the Airbus A321neo and the Boeing 737 MAX and 787 family,"

 The company said.

With these retirements, American’s narrowbody fleet becomes more simplified with just two aircraft types including, the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737 family jets. It will allow American to increase its operational performance through training efficiency and streamlined maintenance.

"American continues to evaluate its schedule and remains committed to caring for customers on life’s journey. These changes will help American continue to provide a reliable travel experience around the world, even during these uncertain times"

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